Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz announced on Thursday that he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for a fifth and final collegiate season.
Mintz announced in May that he would test the NBA waters while preserving his collegiate eligibility. He entered the pre-draft process not projected to be selected and can now use the feedback received from teams to improve next season with the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 11.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and one steal on 37.8% shooting from 3-point range last season. He led the Wildcats in scoring, assists and 3-point shooting, and is the first Kentucky player to return to school after leading the team in scoring since 2006.
With Mintz back in the fold, the Wildcats figure to receive a huge boost of production in the lineup. Kentucky will also be returning Dontaie Allen, Keion Brooks Jr. and Jacob Toppin among others while adding CJ Fredrick from Iowa and Kellan Grady from Davidson.